UAE Provides Special Farewell Stickers For Foreigners Leaving The Country

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Provides Special Farewell Stickers For Foreigners Leaving The Country

After a lot of battle and chaos, passengers stranded in the UAE are finally headed back to their home country. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) provided a special sticker in their passports as a token of love and respect.

As airlines begin services, the GDRFA dedicated a message of hope to passengers leaving the country. A sticker reading “Have a Safe Flight, We’ll Meet Soon” was stuck on all passports. The initiative is part of UAE’s efforts in supporting people who were stuck in the country amid the Covid chaos.

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‏ • أطلقت الإدارة العامة للإقامة وشؤون الأجانب بدبي ملصقا توديعاً خاصاً لرعايا الدول الذين غادروا أراضي دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة للعودة إلى أوطانهم عبر مطار دبي الدولي بعد أن تعذر عليهم مغادرة البلاد بسبب الأوضاع الراهنة. ويحمل الملصق عبارة "رافقكتم السلامة .. إلى لقاء قريب " تحمل في طياتها كثير من مشاعر الصدق والوفاء للزائرين والمقيمين الذين كانوا على أرض دولة الإمارات، وجاءت هذه المبادرة لتؤكد تضامن #إقامة_دبي مع جهود دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، ومواقفها الإنسانية في تقديم الرعاية والدعم لرعايا الدول الشقيقة والصديقة. #GDRFADubai launched a special sticker to the citizens and visitors to the UAE who have left the country to return to their countries through Dubai International Airport after they were unable to leave the country due the current situation. ‏⁧‫#الاستعداد_للخمسين‬⁩ ‏⁧‫#إقامة_دبي_مستعدة‬⁩ ‏⁧‫#ملتزمون_ياوطن‬⁩ ‏⁧‫#خلك_في_البيت‬⁩

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Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA-Dubai stated “The sticker will be last thing they see when they leave the country. They will always be more than welcome in the UAE. The orders issued by the UAE Cabinet in waiving their fines in these exceptional times is part of the UAE humanitarian policy and supporting people across the work in difficult times.”

Emirates passenger flights have currently been sanctioned to carry outbound travelers. The airline will fly passengers to London  and Frankfurt until April 19. Starting today, April 12, the flights will be taking off from Terminal 3.

Emirates airlines suspended all inbound and outbound flights from from 11:59 pm on 24 March, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Etihad has also started services from Abu Dhabi to  Seoul, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Melbourne and Amsterdam. In addition, all passengers traveling via Emirates and Etihad will undergo thermal scanning at the terminal. Besides, passengers must carry their own facemarks, gloves and follow social distancing.